SRIPMC Supported Working Groups

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group

The overall goal of this project is to establish and host a brown marmorated stink bug working group to catalyze the development and implementation of IPM programs for this pest in the southern US.

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eFly

The eFly Spotted Wing Drosophila Working Group is comprised of scientists, extension specialists and agents, fruit growers and marketers, and educators working to develop management strategies for spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii, SWD), a rapidly spreading and increasingly significant pest of soft skinned fruits.

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Pollinators

This group is working with others on a national level to facilitate conversations about ways to conserve pollinators. Members of the group will work with apiarists and growers in their states to start communication about actions that both sides can take to preserve both agriculture and managed honey bee colonies.

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School IPM

The goal of the working group is to discuss ways to bring about wider adoption of School IPM.

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Small Farms

Farmers using sustainable or organic practices and those with small farms often face challenges not experienced on large, conventional farms. The Small Farms Working Group was created to respond to issues of farmers growing specialty crops or using sustainable or organic methods.

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Southern Nursery IPM Working Group

The Southern Nursery Integrated Pest Management (SNIPM) working group comprises a group of extension professionals from Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia representing Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology are collaborating on  multi-state nursery crops projects.

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Southern Pea Working Group

This working group will implement an economically sustainable program for southern pea, Vigna unguiculata, production in the southeastern USA.

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Tawny Crazy Ant Working Group

This group will research and set priorities for the tawny crazy ant, an invasive ant of the Southeastern United States.

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